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MCCAIN PICKS UP TED OLSON (NRO-CAMPAIGN SPOT)
National Review - Campaign Spot ^ | January 31, 2007 | Jim Geraghty

Posted on 01/31/2008 3:38:25 PM PST by greyfoxx39


Thursday, January 31, 2008

JOHN MCCAIN

McCain Picks Up Ted Olson

Looks like when Giuliani made his endorsement, one of his key backers moved with him: Jen Rubin hears Ted Olson, former Solicitor General (and a guy mentioned in recent Supreme Court and Attorney General vacancies) is backing McCain.

I guess he's not worried about the comment in the Fund/Novak columns.






TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: bko; elections; gop; illegalimmigration; mccain; rino; shamnesty; tedolson
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Now let the trashing of Ted Olson,a guy mentioned in recent Supreme Court and Attorney General vacancies, formerly a FR favorite by the Romney supporters begin.
1 posted on 01/31/2008 3:38:26 PM PST by greyfoxx39
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To: greyfoxx39

No need to trash him...but I can disagree with him. In an election cycle where many are down to 3rd choices...there is going to be divergence. I will continue supporting Romney over McCain until the issue is settled and one or the other has the requisite delegates.


2 posted on 01/31/2008 3:40:15 PM PST by Jeff Head (Freedom is not free...never has been, never will be. (www.dragonsfuryseries.com))
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To: greyfoxx39

Ted Olsen has sold his soul. Twice. Giuliani and now McCain. Very sad.


3 posted on 01/31/2008 3:40:57 PM PST by Jim Robinson (Our God-given unalienable rights are not open to debate, negotiation or compromise!)
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To: greyfoxx39

No trashing from me...just disappointed he is backing mccain.


4 posted on 01/31/2008 3:41:25 PM PST by cubreporter (I trust Rush. He has done more for this country than any of us will ever fully realize.)
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To: greyfoxx39

Ted comes from Giulianis campaign. He goes from Giuliani to McCain. What’s to admire in his judgement from a conservative point of view?


5 posted on 01/31/2008 3:41:36 PM PST by jwalsh07
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To: greyfoxx39

I like Ted Olson. It would be great if McQueeg nominated him to the USSC. But even if I -knew- that would happen and that he’d be confirmed, there’s still no way I’m voting for McQueeg.


6 posted on 01/31/2008 3:42:38 PM PST by Notary Sojac (I suffer from BDS - Bush Disappoinment Syndrome)
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To: jwalsh07

Ted Olsen is a good guy just misguided in this particular instance.


7 posted on 01/31/2008 3:43:11 PM PST by traderrob6
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To: greyfoxx39

McCain introduces talk radio legislation

Arizona Sen. John McCain has introduced federal legislation to protect talk radio shows from the reinstatement of past rules that required dissenting voices be given equal time on their shows.

McCain and fellow GOP Senators John Thune of South Dakota and Norm Coleman of Minnesota have put forward legislation preventing the reinstatement of the 'Fairness Doctrine'.

The Fairness Doctrine was done away with in 1987 but previously required political radio shows to offer equal time to opposing viewpoints as part of their Federal Communications Commission licenses.

A number of Democrats and liberal advocates want the Fairness Doctrine put back in place. They do not like the fact talk radio is dominated by conservatives such as Rush Limbaugh, Michael Savage and Laura Ingraham.

McCain said imposing such rules would stifle free speech and there are plenty of political viewpoints in the marketplace.

Conservative radio talkers have criticized McCain for his stance in favor of immigration reform.


8 posted on 01/31/2008 3:43:36 PM PST by greyfoxx39 (Salvation is NOT a value-added enterprise by making you pay for it. Christ gives it away free.)
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To: cubreporter

uhmnnn...Ted Olsen.. I suppose next to endorse McCain will be Barbara Steisand and Pat Robertson.! That’s why I’m going to give my nod to Huck.


9 posted on 01/31/2008 3:43:46 PM PST by rovenstinez
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To: Jim Robinson

What is our country coming too???!! :-(


10 posted on 01/31/2008 3:44:00 PM PST by AmericanInTokyo (Enough has been said already. The 2008 GOP RINO takeover is complete. It is what it is.)
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To: greyfoxx39

People, Ted Olsen is a Giuliani Ho. Quit giving him so much credit.


11 posted on 01/31/2008 3:44:19 PM PST by dforest (Don't even ask me to vote for McCain, Rudy, or Huckster.)
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To: traderrob6
Ted Olsen is a good guy just misguided in this particular instance.

Ted, like so many others, has spent too much time in Washington DC. He had his choice of conservatives to support, he chose instead to support Rudy and now McCain.

I see nothing there to praise from a conservatives point of view.

He is supporting a man who has stated unequivocally that he would not touch a hair on a jihadists head in order to save one or more innocent American lives.

What should I do, admire Olsen for supporting that man for CIC?

12 posted on 01/31/2008 3:47:20 PM PST by jwalsh07
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To: greyfoxx39

McCain deserves MORE than talk radio scorn. He deserves to be sent home. He is a Ted Kennedy turd.
He is a liar and a shill for the elites in DC.

Ted Olson, big f’n deal.


13 posted on 01/31/2008 3:47:29 PM PST by dforest (Don't even ask me to vote for McCain, Rudy, or Huckster.)
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To: greyfoxx39

Ted Olson is a lawyer and has been around Washington long enough to be referred to as an insider. Endorsements from such people do not affect me at all. When I vote I do not take political advice from lawyers or insiders. If that one statement of fact and one statement of opinion is trashing Ted Olson, so be it.


14 posted on 01/31/2008 3:48:05 PM PST by Biblebelter
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To: greyfoxx39

Unbelievable.


15 posted on 01/31/2008 3:49:02 PM PST by toddlintown (Building More Highways For Children---Huckleberry Talking Point)
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To: greyfoxx39

Excellent. If McCain is it, Ted would be a good addition
in picking judges.


16 posted on 01/31/2008 3:49:29 PM PST by aMorePerfectUnion
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To: Jim Robinson
Jim, I would have walked over "broken glass" for Fred...but unless there's a chance at the convention, he's gone.

The forum is being flooded with posts idolizing Romney. I think a post or two NOT trashing McCain shows a little balance here.

17 posted on 01/31/2008 3:50:06 PM PST by greyfoxx39 (Salvation is NOT a value-added enterprise by making you pay for it. Christ gives it away free.)
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To: greyfoxx39

BKO must be spinning in her grave.


18 posted on 01/31/2008 3:50:14 PM PST by Rushmore Rocks
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To: greyfoxx39
So, because he introduced this legislation, they should what? Be bought off and not talk about immigration?

Conservative radio talkers have criticized McCain for his stance in favor of immigration reform.

19 posted on 01/31/2008 3:50:39 PM PST by verklaring (Pyrite is not gold)
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To: greyfoxx39

Not surprising.....another from the beltway establishment endorsing one of his own. He had me fooled for sure. I always thought he was a conservative.


20 posted on 01/31/2008 3:52:43 PM PST by clintonh8r (1/30/08 FR poll: Dumbest ever!)
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To: greyfoxx39

Ted Olson is a good guy. So is Tom Coburn. Both good conservative constitutionalists.

But they’re wrong in this case. McLame is not good.


21 posted on 01/31/2008 3:52:46 PM PST by Recovering_Democrat ((I am SO glad to no longer be associated with the party of Dependence on Government!))
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To: Jim Robinson

but you’d say he would sell his soul if he endorsed the baby killing Romney, the pardoning Huckabee or cut and run Paul


22 posted on 01/31/2008 3:53:09 PM PST by ari-freedom (I want leadership, not equivocators.)
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To: Notary Sojac

Have you left the Rockefeller Plantation too?

If McCain is to be the nominee, let him do it with the Rockefeller Wing of the GOP. The Jell-O’s, Rino’s, Moderates, Independents and Hispanics.

I will not be apart of it.


23 posted on 01/31/2008 3:53:10 PM PST by tennmountainman
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To: greyfoxx39

so that’s why they don’t like mccain


24 posted on 01/31/2008 3:54:06 PM PST by ari-freedom (I want leadership, not equivocators.)
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To: greyfoxx39
Not going to happen....I wouldn't trash Ted Olson, I respect him.

I disagree with him, but I respect him.

25 posted on 01/31/2008 3:54:26 PM PST by Kakaze (Exterminate Islamofacism and apologize for nothing.....except not doing it sooner!)
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To: greyfoxx39

I guess you’re trying to rationalize the inevitable McCain endorsement by FRed. By the way, he dropped out, and the possibility of a brokered convention is virtually nil, not that he would be a factor anyway. Get ready for a RAT president, one way or the other.


26 posted on 01/31/2008 3:57:19 PM PST by clintonh8r
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To: tennmountainman
let him do it with the Rockefeller Wing of the GOP.

Have you been out the country? The Rockefeller Wing of the Republican Party has been supplanted with the Teddy Kennedy Wing of the Party that Jorge Bush established. Teddy WROTE and GOT more legislation put into law under Jorge than he did under Bill Clinton. And Johnny Boy McCain was there to co-sponsor any time he could. I TRULY believe that Teddy Kennedy would rather have McCain as President than Hillary or probably Obama. Teddy Kennedy of course cannot cross party lines to endorse McCain so he had his "girlie man" Ahnold who married his niece do it for him.

27 posted on 01/31/2008 4:03:23 PM PST by Biblebelter
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To: greyfoxx39

No trashing, however, here is someone who also supports McCain, and thinks that many in the GOP are psychotic:

http://www.redlasso.com/ClipPlayer.aspx?id=dced92c5-3d9e-4c73-bc18-c2dcf1bf68bd

What do you think of that?


28 posted on 01/31/2008 4:03:56 PM PST by GOP_1900AD (Stomping on "PC," destroying the Left, and smoking out faux "conservatives" - Take Back The GOP!)
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To: greyfoxx39

But now, look what his supporters say about “psychotic” talk hosts:

http://www.redlasso.com/ClipPlayer.aspx?id=dced92c5-3d9e-4c73-bc18-c2dcf1bf68bd


29 posted on 01/31/2008 4:05:16 PM PST by GOP_1900AD (Stomping on "PC," destroying the Left, and smoking out faux "conservatives" - Take Back The GOP!)
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To: greyfoxx39

Our Republican “leaders” are disgracing themselves in their quest for positions in the McCain administration.


30 posted on 01/31/2008 4:10:15 PM PST by DFG
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To: greyfoxx39

At this point the upper crust is just jumping on the bandwagon they think is going to win.


31 posted on 01/31/2008 4:12:44 PM PST by joebuck
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To: greyfoxx39

I am a big fan of Ted Olson.. this is just more reason why I support John McCain.

He’s a great republican.. I hate this McCain bashing.


32 posted on 01/31/2008 4:13:04 PM PST by Count of Monte Logan
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To: Count of Monte Logan
I hate this McCain bashing.

You're supposed to kiss Romney's ring here lately.

McCain is all we have left other than a flip-flopping, baby-killing liar or a dem.

33 posted on 01/31/2008 4:17:26 PM PST by greyfoxx39 (Salvation is NOT a value-added enterprise by making you pay for it. Christ gives it away free.)
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To: ari-freedom
but you’d say he would sell his soul if he endorsed the baby killing Romney, the pardoning Huckabee or cut and run Paul

Yeah, why not? All our candidates suck. They really do.

34 posted on 01/31/2008 4:19:44 PM PST by jdm (A Hunter Thompson ticket would be suicide.)
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To: greyfoxx39

Not a Romney supporter here, but, I lost respect for Ted when he jumped on Rudy’s ship. McCain is no surprise.


35 posted on 01/31/2008 4:21:58 PM PST by rintense (You don't advance conservatism by becoming more liberal. Piss off McCain and Huck!)
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To: Count of Monte Logan
He’s a great republican.. I hate this McCain bashing.

I not bashing McCain on a personal basis, I will bash any and all the United Senators who supported the treachery of amnesty and tried to shove it down the throat of the American people. I will bash his Senatorial brothers and sisters equally, whether it be Hillary, Obama, or the drunken homicidal bum of a Senator from Massachusetts.

36 posted on 01/31/2008 4:23:17 PM PST by Biblebelter
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To: jdm

I guess with mccain the bright light is that he’s so old he’ll only have one term whereas if anyone else wins they’ll go for 2


37 posted on 01/31/2008 4:25:56 PM PST by ari-freedom (I want leadership, not equivocators.)
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To: Biblebelter
Bush too?

38 posted on 01/31/2008 4:28:55 PM PST by ari-freedom (I want leadership, not equivocators.)
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To: greyfoxx39; Count of Monte Logan
Texas Governor endorses McCain:

Gov. Rick Perry on Thursday announced his endorsement of presidential candidate John McCain. "Perry said he is backing McCain, because he is the candidate who would do the most for and win the war on terror.

He said having Hillary Clinton as a president would mean the country would be "going to hell in a hand basket."

Link

39 posted on 01/31/2008 4:33:08 PM PST by greyfoxx39 (Salvation is NOT a value-added enterprise by making you pay for it. Christ gives it away free.)
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To: Jim Robinson
I do not think that Barbara would have endorsed mcinsane.

LLS

40 posted on 01/31/2008 4:38:50 PM PST by LibLieSlayer (Support America, Kill terrorists, Destroy dims and vote for?)
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To: ari-freedom

I follow the Geneva Convention of politics. I will not bash him when he is own foreign soil. When he gets in bed with Teddy Kennedy on No Child Left Behind, Prescription Drugs, or amnesty, then you betcha I will bash him.


41 posted on 01/31/2008 4:44:54 PM PST by Biblebelter
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To: greyfoxx39
Somebody pretty high up must have sent out all these orders today for these endorsements. It is obvious McCain can't carry his own water and somebody is very worried. Reassure the sheeple out there. But at this point, it has become what you might call overkill.

Arnold, Rudy, Gov Perry of TX, Ted Olson, Olympia Snow, Susan Collins, ......add your own.

42 posted on 01/31/2008 4:47:48 PM PST by Hattie
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To: greyfoxx39

You’re right. McCain has been a very productive Senator. Let’s see, we have McCain-Feingold, McCaine-Kennedy, McCain-Lieberman, the Gang of 14, and don’t forget the keating 5. He’s a champion for rights... illegal alien rights.


43 posted on 01/31/2008 4:48:13 PM PST by Jim Robinson (Our God-given unalienable rights are not open to debate, negotiation or compromise!)
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To: Biblebelter

we should make a rule if mccain wins: just stick to foreign policy


44 posted on 01/31/2008 4:54:52 PM PST by ari-freedom (Corzine was CEO of Goldman Sachs. His business experience didn't exactly help New Jersey...)
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To: greyfoxx39

Interesting old quote about McCain and judges:

Several Bush nominees were filibustered and blocked in 2002 and 2003, including Miguel Estrada. During the Estrada battle, the Republican activist said, “McCain was a whiner. He kept saying, ‘why are we having these repeated votes (to try to stop the filibuster)?’ He was obtuse; he didn’t get why the issue was important.”

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/15751724/


45 posted on 01/31/2008 4:59:31 PM PST by PghBaldy
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To: Rushmore Rocks

Amen. I started to post a similar response.


46 posted on 01/31/2008 5:03:03 PM PST by mombonn (God is looking for spiritual fruit, not religious nuts.)
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To: Count of Monte Logan

http://www.redlasso.com/ClipPlayer.aspx?id=dced92c5-3d9e-4c73-bc18-c2dcf1bf68bd


47 posted on 01/31/2008 5:03:23 PM PST by GOP_1900AD (Stomping on "PC," destroying the Left, and smoking out faux "conservatives" - Take Back The GOP!)
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To: AmericanInTokyo

D.C. Beltway brothers in arms...


48 posted on 01/31/2008 5:08:03 PM PST by TADSLOS (Islam is a fascist ideology practiced through a cult and packaged as a religion of peace.)
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To: Jim Robinson
You're 100% correct...I didn't say I would vote for him. Just believe that he does have some good qualities. I got tired of the fifty threads extolling Romney.

I'm glad to see you have made a choice:

Seven good reasons to support Mike Huckabee [be sure to read reason number seven]

49 posted on 01/31/2008 5:13:02 PM PST by greyfoxx39 (Salvation is NOT a value-added enterprise by making you pay for it. Christ gives it away free.)
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To: greyfoxx39
I’d like to have Mr. Ted Olsen give his reasons for his decision. Just about a day doesn’t go by where I read about what I thought was a conservative Republican make a decision that runs right up the left’s butt. We need a resurrection of the Whig Party.
50 posted on 01/31/2008 5:39:55 PM PST by vetvetdoug
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